posted: December 27th, 2007 · by: Sven
Wow, I still can’t believe how fast Taskmate has been moving forward in the past few weeks.
The main goal was to improve the initial version by adding some (minor) new features, track down any bugs … and most importantly adhere to the TextMate bundle style guidelines so it can make its way into the official TextMate review directory.
And this goal has been reached. The bundle has been commited to the review directory:Read the rest of this entry
posted: December 13th, 2007 · by: Sven
I’ve just released a first version of the Google Analytics plugin for Ruby on Rails that I’ve done in the course of the offer to build custom plugins for Mephisto users.
You can grab the plugin and read more about it here: Ruby on Rails Plugin: Google Analytics (blue egg edition)
Eran Ben Sabat was the first to contact me about this offer and suggested that I could write a Google Analytics plugin which he was interested in.
By now there’s another interesting request by Thilo Thamm who asked for a plugin for allowing users to add blog posts. This sounds like another great idea for a useful plugin and I plan to tackle this one next.
I was totally thrilled how much fun it was to work with both Liz and Eran Ben Sabat on their plugins. So my offer still stands. If you have an idea for a nice plugin, don’t hesitate to drop me a note.
posted: December 12th, 2007 · by: Sven
So, James Adam has published a preview release version of Engines for Rails 2.0 that I’ve helped to put together. Let me quote James from his announcement on the Rails engines mailinglists:
Just a quick note to let you know, should it be relevant, that we’ve readied a new release of the Engines plugin, revamped and ready for Rails 2.0, and would absolutely love for you to start using it and sending feedback about what’s broken, what’s missing and what could be improved.Read the rest of this entry
posted: December 2nd, 2007 · by: Sven
When I recently started to help porting Rails Engines to Rails 2.0 I haven’t found a complete big-picture walkthrough for the Rails startup process.
There are some really useful resources about this (see the end of this article) but they are for Rails 1.2 (some things have changed quite a bit in Rails 2.0) and each of them only covers certain parts of the process.
Thus, I’ve taken some notes while reading to the Rails code and compiled the following guide from them.
This article intends to walk you through the startup process in a whirlwind-speedy way, yet sticking closely to the actual code. I’ve added links to the code browser on dev.rubyonrails.org so you can look at the code lines while reading this article.
Of course, any feedback, corrections or additions are highly appreciated.Read the rest of this entry